I like to think of myself as an average guy.
back when i could eat whatever i wanted, it was the "run of the mill" for the most part.....vanilla ice cream, chocolate candy bars, pizza with extra cheese, all that kinda "run of the mill" stuffs.
Topps Baseball Cards have now been released for SIXTY (60) straight years now.
That's something that is incredible when you stop and think about it.
The Korean War, Vietnam, Desert Shield/Storm, Stock market crashes, Ponzi Schemes, the list goes on and on.
All that bad stuff that has happened to the world, but Topps Baseball Cards, year in and year out, have been released. Thank Goodness for that for sure.
Have they always put out "amazing" sets? no, they cant all be zingers.
But when you think hard about it, there are only two years that really "missed the mark" in my opinion. Sure you can nitpick about any particular set, but really, 1986 and 1988 are the only years that they totally missed the mark. And really, if you want to break that down even further, 1988 is the only really "bad" year, as the '86 set has the tough black top border, plus it has Reggie Jackson. Also Carew's last card in the issue.
Could Topps have "done better"? sure, but that goes for any product. Sure they missed on rookies here and there (but the "Traded Series" saved them for the most part)
So it makes me laugh when i sit and read the current crop of Topps "haters" when they sit back and whine and complain about this and that, etc. Of course Topps COULD do better, but they could also do worse.
Baseball Cards are what they are. cardboard pictures of men. enjoy the hell out of your cards and collection. collect what you like.
So, congrats again to Topps for sixty consecutive years of issuing a Baseball Card Set.